Positive Perks for Elderly Anti-Aging Sex

Positive Perks for Elderly Anti-Aging Sex

Old isn't what it used to be.

 

 

 

 

The fact that older people are having regular sex doesn’t come as a surprise, but I must confess the porn caught me off guard. Talk about positive perks for elderly anti-aging sex. Here’s exactly what I’m talking about.

 It’s time to officially throw out the myth that getting older means having less sex. Maybe that was true once (and that’s a big maybe), but in the age of sexual performance enhancement and increasing life expectancies, it couldn’t be less true now.

Research is reinforcing the point: a 2010 University of Chicago study showed that 40% of men ages 75-85 remain sexually active, and 52% of older women (60+) report having regular “good quality” sexual relations.

The study also showed, however, that men seem to retain their sexual appetites longer than women. For example, in the 75-85 bracket, only 17% of women reported staying sexually active, less than half of what men reported. This is probably because Viagra and similar drugs flooded the market over the last 10 years, giving men a sustained burst of libido well into their twilight years, while women still don’t have a comparable drug to call their own.

Nevertheless, men and women are both living longer and schtupping longer. At 30, the sexually active life expectancy for women is another 31 years. For men it’s another 35 years. But that’s assuming just average health. When in good health at age 55, ladies can expect at least another 10 years of sexual activity, and men can expect at least 15.

According to AARP, 85% of men and women age 60+ report having at least one sexual experience (with another person) per week.

I’m thinking, this is great, a twinkle in the eye, put on your dancin’ shoes… But there seems to be a naive downside.

That’s the good news. The bad is that along with this robust activity comes increased risk of STDs. Condom use isn’t in vogue with those of a certain age because many equate using prophylactics with avoiding pregnancy, and since getting pregnant isn’t an issue–why bother?

And here comes the big surprise for me – not just the fact that elders are into viewing porn, but the fact that women in their 70s and older are in the porn industry. Talk about naive… yes, I mean me now. Never too late to be a star. Read on…

The elder set also likes its porn–a lot. The so-called “elder porn” industry is absolutely booming. An import from Japan, elder porn is targeted to those up in years who still like it hot, or those who just like watching them. According to its Japanese producers, the overall market for this product has more than doubled in a decade. In Japan, as much as 30% of porn video sales feature the elderly.

Women in these productions are typically 70 and older, and the older gals retain their popularity far longer than their younger counterparts. After three months or so, younger women in porn movies start losing their appeal, but older women acquire a sort of cult status that might live on longer than they do. Elderly male Lotharios have a following as well, like Shigeo Tokuda, the 76-year old star of 350 films with titles like “Forbidden Elderly Care.” (Tokuda–not his real name–continues acting despite having a heart attack three years ago, and firmly maintains that his family knows nothing of his part-time film career.)

But porn and related “products” aside, the point is that older folks are plenty aroused, and they want to stay that way for as long as they can. I’m told that some nursing homes have even designated special “comfort rooms” for their residents to know one another at a level more intimate than bingo will allow.

All of these developments strike me as a net positive. Sexual satisfaction for adults of any age is integral to physical and mental health, so bravo to the elder set for still sowing those oats–and with vigor.

Adding my applause here too. The mental and emotional benefits, not to mention the cardiovascular benefits… Also loved the fact that the occasional nursing homes have areas that give “bingo” a new meaning. This article so piqued my interest that I headed over to YouTube for the second installment of my education. Wow! Vive la titillating positive perks for elderly anti-aging sex. Give me your thoughts either before or after you return from YouTube. I typed in “elder sex.” Give this a like and share if you dare. This is certainly something to Tweet about.

The original article can be read at Forbes.com.

 

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  1. Hmmmm, some of this article was a complete surprise to me – elder porn? wow –

    • Julia M. Busch says:

      Just goes to prove there’s a kid inside of everyone of us. And if that kid had certain likes, he or she is still in there doing the liking. All kidding (on the square) aside, we have so many misconceptions about humanity in general, including aging and definitions of “elders.”

      Society is looking to “keep it real,” maybe, a little too real at times. Striving for an ideal is important, as in striving to become a better, more loving, understanding, compassionate person, but the Beaver Cleaver phoney facade of yesterday has been eroded, along with the neatsy-sweetsy housewife who looks like a movie star at the end of an insane day with the kids and after having every major appliance breakdown, including the wringer type washing machine, in addition to having to wait for the repair man between runs to the river to beat the clothes on the rocks.

      “Respecting one’s elders” is a concept to which I adhere, but as an “earned” title, surrounded with the wisdom of one who has mastered certain aspects of living and has evolved during their lifetime.

      Are these two concepts at odds with each other? I don’t think so. Can a porn-loving elder still be sagacious? Absolutely. One shouldn’t have to give up being playful, especially in a life that whizzes by oh so quickly. And I think of sex as play which can lead to compassion and wisdom, and beyond, to a totally spiritual experience shared by two loving partners. Playful porn can be a stepping stone on the way.

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